June 10, 2008
DES MOINES -- It's been a banner year for Louisiana Tech track to say the least.
And it just got better Tuesday night as the nationally renowned track squad prepared for the 2008 NCAA National Championship meet and received word that associate head coach Shawn Jackson earned the men's United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association Assistant Coach of the Year for the success the team saw this season.
"We're very thrilled and proud of our representatives of Louisiana Tech competing at the national championships," Tech head coach Gary Stanley said. "We're looking forward to big things in next couple of days in the qualifying rounds and hopefully, competing in the finals. I'm also very, very happy with Shawn's award. He's certainly deserving of the award. The Bulldog sprinters had a great season.
The men's 4x100 team of local athletes including junior Mike Coleman, sophomore Al Fullwood, along with freshmen Josh Harvey and Terry Carter earned their way to the national meet after placing second in the Mideast Regional with a time of 39.66 seconds.
In the field, assistant Larry Carmichael coaches three throwers in juniors Phelecia Reynolds (discus) and Nadia Alexander (shot put) along with freshman Larry Jones (javelin). Alexander and Jones both placed fourth in their respective events, while Reynolds finished fifth.
Stay tuned to Latechsports.com for more results on the national meet.